Keeping our clients compliant with employment law matters.
We’ve been busy with lots of clients updating Employment Contracts and Employee Handbooks taking into account the GDPR introduced in May 2018, and we would like to offer you the opportunity to receive our regular updates and new policy documents as and when things change throughout the year. Therefore ensuring that you are always up to date and legally compliant.
Though our clients are fully compliant at the present time, in the world of Employment Law, things change very quickly and already we are thinking about the changes scheduled for, and likely to impact on employers during 2019, some of which are; changes to employer obligations regarding termination payments, greater requirements when issuing payslips and the ongoing impact of both GDPR and Brexit.
We are currently offering a 3-year subscription for our ‘Employment Law and Best Practice Updates’, keeping you and your documents fully up to date and compliant, for a flat fee of only £159.00+VAT per year.
If you would like to take up this opportunity, please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can ensure you are up-to-date with all the latest changes. Call us on 01743 444007 or email us in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since July 2013, employees have been forced to pay fees in order to take claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and other workplace issues and the Supreme Court has now ruled that these fees are unlawful.
Since the fees were introduced four years ago, there has been a 66% reduction in claims received by the tribunal, and although welcomed by the majority of employers at the time, many believe that the fees were too prohibitive, preventing genuine claims being made by those who would most likely have lost their job and means of income.
This is a huge decision both legally and politically and one of the strongest examples of the court system being willing to limit the government’s power to legislate. The Government now faces the task of reimbursing more than £27m to those who have paid fees since July 2013.
It is highly likely that we will see a hike in claims now being made to the Employment Tribunal with the ‘no win-no fee’ approach, and it is therefore critical that employers are confident they have the appropriate level of support and confidence within their business to manage HR related matters appropriately.
Should you have any concerns regarding an employment matter, please contact our team of experienced Consultants at an early stage, so we may help you to minimise possible risk in your business.
1.) Caring responsibilities lead to absenteeism at work.
A recent CIPD survey has highlighted that at least a third of employers have experienced a rise in absenteeism because of staff finding it difficult to balance caring responsibilities with their job commitments. However, despite this significant trend, only one in six organisations offer support – such as flexible working arrangements or carers’ leave – to accommodate the needs of employees who are also caregivers.
Call us on 01743 444007 to discuss any specific absenteeism issue you are experiencing.
2.) Be resilient if you want to achieve at work
Further research from the CIPD has revealed work relationship difficulties and office politics to be “the biggest energy drain for three quarters of employees”.
With only 6 per cent of workers feeling they get support from their employers when it comes to coping with work-related pressure, the report recommends that employers should be proactive in helping staff improve their skills in networking and building relationships.
We’re delighted to have been appointed by Shrewsbury Town Football Club to take on all of its human resources activity on a retained basis, a partnership which will see the firm provide ongoing strategic advice to members of the senior management team as well as look after all day-to-day HR requirements.
Justine Vaughan, Founder and Director of Triangle HR, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the team at Shrewsbury Town. As a local firm ourselves, and keen football fans and regular visitors to Greenhous Meadow, it is fantastic to be supporting our very own club.
We’re extremely proud of the close working relationships we have with our clients and are very much looking forward to working alongside the club’s management team to deliver our specialist service over the coming months.”
Triangle HR’s professional partnership with Shrewsbury Town has been further cemented in recent weeks with the firm becoming an official corporate sponsor of the club in an initial season long deal.
Matt Williams, Chief Executive of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Justine and her team at Triangle HR who are not only already delivering a fantastic service to us, but who are right here on our doorstep. As a club, we are immensely passionate about our county town and are hugely committed to building relationships with local businesses wherever possible.
We’ve been approached by a number of national HR companies keen to work with us, but deciding to partner with such an experienced, dynamic and local team as Triangle HR, was the obvious choice.”
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